(Albuquerque, NM) Thursday, June 9th 2022- The New Mexico Ice Wolves® today announced that Vinny Bohn was named Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager for the upcoming North American Hockey League (NAHL) 2022-2023 season starting this fall. Bohn will join Head Coach and General Manager Phil Fox effective immediately as the team’s primary assistant coach.
“I am humbled to be joining such a first class organization with the New Mexico Ice Wolves,” said Bohn. “Looking at what Stan, Phil and the entire organization are building speaks volumes about their franchise. The organization’s commitment and success with moving players on to the next level to reach their own goals has been the key to their success and I wanted to be a part of that. Last season for the organization was special and my goal is to help build on that anyway I can so the team is prepared for September and beyond.”
“Bohn brings years of playing and coaching experience at many levels and he knows what it takes to be successful in the NAHL,” said Phil Fox, Head Coach and General Manager of the NM Ice Wolves. “We look forward to his contributions to the team from recruiting efforts to player development and involvement in our community. Vinny’s enthusiasm for hockey is exactly what we’re looking for as we look to build on the success of the franchise and continue to grow hockey and ice sports in New Mexico.”
A native of Spring Hill, Florida Bohn has rich hockey history starting his junior hockey career playing in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League for the Granite City Lumberjacks in 2009 during which time he scored four goals with seven assists for 11 points in as many games. Bohn then moved to the Western States Hockey League for the El Paso Rhinos where in 52 games he had 34 points with 11 goals and 23 assists. Following his junior hockey career Bohn moved to the NCAA D3 level at Worcester State University playing four seasons for Worcester State and was named an assistant captain for his senior season in 2014-2015. Over his college career Bohn played in 84 total games and had 22 total points. His senior season he scored two goals and had seven assists. Bohn began his coaching career with the Atlanta Capitals NA3HL team in 2015-16 before moving to college coaching ranks at Marian University (NCAA D3) in 2016-17. Bohn had assistant coaching stints in the United States Hockey League with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders and NA3HL El Paso Rhinos before spending last season as an assistant coach for the NAHL El Paso Rhinos.
Bohn joins the NM Ice Wolves fresh off its record setting season that saw the team earn its first ever NAHL South Division Championship title along with NAHL season honors in which NM Ice Wolves Head Coach Phil Fox was named 2021-2022 NAHL Coach of the Year and Team Owner Stan Hubbard was named 2021-2022 NAHL Executive of the Year. The NM Ice Wolves finished the regular season with a franchise record 38 wins followed by two thrilling playoff series wins. In addition, seven NM Ice Wolves players have made NCAA D1 and NCAA D3 commitments in the 2021-2022 season. Fox was also the head coach of the South Division team at the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. The coaching and executive honors followed the team being named the NAHL South Division Organization of the Year with Forward Dillan Bentley named to the All-South Division Team. This was the second time in team history the NM Ice Wolves were named the South Division Organization of the Year honor after being given the honor in the team’s inaugural season in 2019-2020.
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The NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 29 teams, with the addition of El Paso, TX and Anchorage, AK in the 2021-22 season, from across the United States, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2019-20 season, the NAHL recorded an all-time single-season record of 361 NCAA commitments, with a record 249 (70%) of those being NCAA Division I commitments. Over the course of the past five years, 1,500+ NAHL players have made NCAA commitments and 30+ NAHL players have been selected in the NHL Draft. For more information, visit www.nahl.com